Raffles Design Institute, Singapore

College Overview

Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore (RCHE Singapore) is a prestigious private school in Singapore. Looking for a top private college to study abroad in Singapore? RCHE Singapore is a popular study destination for international students. More than 50% of our students are from other countries – like Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and China. There are four schools in RCHE Singapore: Raffles Design Institute, Raffles Merchandising Institute, Raffles School of Business and Raffles Academy of Continuing Education.

Raffles Design Institute (RDI)

Raffles Design Institute (Singapore) was established in 1990. The design school has groomed many award winners who excelled in the fields of arts and design. Not only will you enjoy the country’s top education standards, you can also participate in design competitions for international exposure when you study overseas in Singapore. You can choose to study Fashion Design, Interior Design, Interactive Media (Multimedia Design, Animation and Games Design), 3D (Product Design, Jewellery Design, and Transportation Design), or Visual Communication (Graphic Design).

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1st Prize - HSBC Women's Champion 2012 Caddy Design Competition

Why Study @Raffles Design Institute, Singapore

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Bachelor’s Degree in Three Years

A fast-track to career success begins with an intensive education. With Raffles, you can gain an internationally-recognised degree in three years after graduating from high school. Please check with us for our accelerated programmes.
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No Portfolio Required for Admission

Lacking an arts or design background? No problem. At Raffles, we offer foundation courses for those who wish to study design from scratch. And our intensive curriculum is tailored to develop your skills and talents. All you need is passion for your craft and determination to succeed.
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Practice-based Learning

Hate textbooks? Our design courses are practice-based, so you spend more time perfecting your designing and crafting speed, precision, and aesthetics in a studio environment. This allows you to bring your ideas alive – whether it is your animation characters, your dream dress, or even a revolutionary packaging style.
 
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Industry Projects and Internships

Enhance your employability by gaining real designing experience – and get paid too! Internships and projects are good ways for you to add industry-level works to your design portfolio. This sharpens your skills and gives you more credibility to future employers. Many of our students have been offered jobs by their employers after their internships.
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Networking Opportunities

Habits are contagious. When you study abroad in Singapore, you will be exposed to learning from the best people of your chosen field for maximum professional growth. The Raffles curriculum is guided by professional international lecturers with years of design experience. You can also meet industry professionals through guest lectures, field trips, and career placements.
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Multiple Study Destinations Available

With 100% transferable credits, you can study in participating private colleges within our network that provides your selected course. Study in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and many more countries for a truly multi-national education. Check with our education consultants for more information.
 
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Exclusive Private Education in Singapore

Class sizes are limited to around 15-20 students. This allows lecturers to understand your problems and give detailed and constructive advice. With this environment, you can also make friends easily. Several of our students have collaborated with each other to create their own labels after graduation.
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International Culture

More than 50% of our students are from overseas. If making friends from around the world is your idea of a fun college life, you can find it at Raffles. Refresh your perspectives. Talk to them and swap stories of your motivations and inspirations.

About Edutrust

Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore was awarded the EduTrust certification for four years by the Council for Private Education (CPE). The EduTrust certification scheme is a voluntary certification programme for private educational institutions in Singapore, managed by CPE. This scheme provides a means for better private education institutions to differentiate themselves as having achieved higher standards in key areas of management and provisions of educational services.

According to the provisions of Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), private schools in Singapore that recruit overseas students are required to be certified by EduTrust. Selecting an EduTrust certified school is a requirement for successful processing of an international student’s card.

Schools awarded with the EduTrust Certification must carry out:
  • Management commitment and responsibility
  • Responsibility for managing and monitoring the organisation
  • External recruitment of quality agencies
  • Student protection and support services
  • Excellent academic programmes and student assessment
  • Quality assurance and monitoring of results

The following necessary conditions must be satisfied before the awarding of EduTrust certification: credit rating, Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), provision of medical insurance, and compliance with terms and conditions of EduTrust.
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Master of Design

Certification Postgraduate Degree
Duration 1 year
Awarded by Raffles College Pte Ltd, Sydney
(trading as Raffles College of Design and Commerce)
Intake January, July
Design Courses Digital Media Design
  Fashion Design
  Graphic Design
  Interior Design
Entry Requirement

Bachelor of Design

Certification Undergraduate Degree
Duration 2 + 1 years
Awarded by Raffles College Pte Ltd, Sydney
(trading as Raffles College of Design and Commerce)
Intake January, April, July, October
Design Courses Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Jewellery Design
Multimedia Design
Product Design
Entry Requirement

Advanced Diploma

Certification Advanced Diploma
Duration 2 years
Awarded by Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore
Intake January, April, July, October
Design Courses Animation
Fashion Design
Games Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Jewellery Design
Multimedia Design
Product Design
Transportation Design
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Uniquely Singapore

  • World’s 4th most desirable place to live and work (Global Professionals on the Move 2012)
  • Convenient and efficient public transport system
  • Ample job opportunities with MNCs deciding to set up headquarters in Singapore
  • English-speaking Asian country
  • Safety and security
  • 2nd most competitive economy in the world (WEF 2012): low unemployment rate

Cost of Living*

Accommodation S$300-700
Transportation S$90-160
Dining S$300-500
Phone Bill S$20-40
Total S$710-1400
*Estimated cost

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